Michigan State University (MSU) has picked Zaha Hadid Architects to design its new $26-million Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, in East Lansing, Michigan, school officials announced today. Hadid’s selection emerged from a competition that began last June and had narrowed to five firms, including Morphosis, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and Randall Stout Architects. Joseph Giovannini chaired the selection committee.
Hadid’s design calls for a sharply angular, low-slung horizontal building with a glass and aluminum skin. The 41,000-square-foot structure will encompass three levels, including a basement, and be accompanied by an outdoor sculpture garden.